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January 7, 2022

Karakurt Dam, Turkey

By Carmen

Karakurt Dam is a 99.5MW hydro power project. It is located on Aras river/basin in Kars, Turkey. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 99.5 99.5 Active Kars, Turkey ENERGO-PRO

Description

The project is developed and owned by ENERGO-PRO.

The net head of the project is 130m. The project generated 340 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $220m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

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Contractors Involved

Litostroj Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines.

Litostroj Power supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

About ENERGO-PRO

ENERGO-PRO AS (ENERGO-PRO) is an energy company. It offers hydroelectric power generation and power trading services. The company’s electricity distribution services include network planning, and optimization and maintenance of distant assets. It operates large-scale distribution grids in Bulgaria and Georgia. ENERGO-PRO also operates hydropower plants in Central and Eastern Europe. The company’s projects include Sandanski Bistritsa Cascade, Shaori-Tkibuli Cascade, Ladjanuri Hydropower Plant and Resadiye Cascade, among others. It has operations in the Bulgaria, Georgia and Turkey. ENERGO-PRO is headquartered in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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